Course Details for A.Y. 2018/2019
Name:
Istituzioni Di Geometria Superiore I / Foundations of Advanced Geometry I
Basic information
Credits:
: Bachelor Degree in Mathematics 9 CFU (b)
Degree(s):
Bachelor Degree in Mathematics 3^{rd} anno curriculum Generale Compulsory
Language:
Italian
Course Objectives
The goal is to introduce the basic concepts of projective geometry, algebraic geometry and algebraic topology
Course Content
 Projective geometry: affine spaces and subspaces, affinities, projective spaces and subspaces, Grassmann formula, homogeneous coordinates, projective duality, projectivities, projective line and crossratio, projective classification of real and complex quadrics.
 Algebraic geometry: Zariski topology on the affine space and on the projective space, affine varieties and projective varieties, Hilbert Nullstellensatz, regular functions, dimension of an affine variety, morphisms and rational maps, smooth and singular points.
 Algebraic topology: path connected components of a topological space, homotopies, retractions and deformation retractions, homotopy of paths and fundamental group, local homeomorphisms and covering maps, lifitings, homotopy lifting property, the Borsuk Theorem and the Brouwer fixed point theorem, Van Kampen Theorem, fundamental groups of real and complex spheres and projective spheres, the universal covering space.
Learning Outcomes (Dublin Descriptors)
On successful completion of this course, the student should

have knowledge and understanding of basic projective geometry and basic algebraic geometry;

understand the fundamental concepts of algebraic topology;

demonstrate skill in mathematical reasoning and ability to conceive a proof;

understand and explain the meaning of complex statements using mathematical notation and language.
Prerequisites and Learning Activities
The student must master the linear algebra, the general topology and the differential geometry taught in the courses Geometria A and Geometria B. He should also know the basic concepts of algebra.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Written and oral exam
Textbooks
 M. C. Beltrametti, E. Carletti, D. Gllarati, G. M. Bragadin, Lezioni di geometria analitica e geometria proiettiva , Bollati Boringhieri.
 E. Sernesi, Geometria 1 , Bollati Boringhieri.
 M. Manetti, Geometria Algebrica
 F. Bottacin, Introduzione alla geometria algebrica
 R. Hartshorne, Algebriac Geometry , Springer.
Course page updates
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Course information last updated on: 21 gennaio 2019, 12:17